Welcome to the UHS Southern California
Medical Education Consortium

We are pleased to announce that the newly established UHS Southern California Medical Education Consortium, LLC (SoCal MEC) has submitted applications to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for a Family Medicine Residency Program and an Internal Medicine Residency Program. Granting of ACGME accreditation is anticipated the last week of January 2019.

When accreditation is received, the SoCal MEC will begin accepting Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) applications from medical students and medical school graduates eligible to enter residency training on July 1, 2019. The goal will be to invite applicants for interviews, and all interviews must be completed by February 20, 2019. Both programs plan to fully participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) in March 2019.

The SoCal MEC residency programs will be based out of the California regional hospitals that are part of the Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) Acute Care Division: Temecula Valley Hospital, Corona Regional Medical Center, Palmdale Regional Medical Center, Southwest Healthcare Inland Valley Hospital and Southwest Healthcare Rancho Springs Hospital. Residents may have rotations in one or more of these hospitals.

The new residency programs will be integrated into the core mission of the hospitals: to provide our community with superior quality care that patients recommend to family and friends and physicians prefer for their patients, while offering unique training opportunities to the next generation of healthcare providers.

The programs’ approach will be to provide a diverse, firsthand clinical training experience coupled with didactics, research opportunities and involvement in hospital operations to prepare residents to pursue the next step in their careers, from full-time clinical practice to teaching, research, medical leadership or further subspecialty training. The keys to the success of the SoCal MEC will be providing a solid foundation for learning and training and new opportunities so residents can explore the various possibilities medical careers offer. The goal is to position graduates so they are prepared for the career they choose and are passionate about.

The SoCal MEC was created to develop graduate medical education residency programs in the UHS California network of acute care hospitals, along with a strong academic affiliation with Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California.

Thank you for your interest in the exciting launch of our new GME programs. Please check back throughout January for updates on the new SoCal MEC Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Residency Programs. We look forward to the profound positive impact these programs will have on the communities we serve.